Build a Fall Pumpkin Wall Hanging

DIY Pumpkin Project
I stepped into the workshop yesterday for a little building fun.  I’m so glad I took this time because many new ideas transpired; as time unfolds I will share them with you.

The front door needed some fall bling and I had pumpkins on the brain.  I like to incorporate sayings in this space but sometimes it’s good to just let a piece speak for itself.

This project was made with supplies I already had available which is always nice and it’s my hope it will stay pretty through Thanksgiving.  The only tools needed for this project is a saw and a drill.  Let’s get started!

Step One

I used one eight foot 2 x 3 board and cut it into five pieces as seen in the photo on your left.  Next I went ahead and sanded the boards, the saw was pretty brutal on some of these edges.

After that was done I lined everything up with the largest single cut in the middle.  There are no specific measurements because you should make this to your liking.

Step Two

We drill the boards together from the back side so don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect.  I took scrap wood from my bin and used 10 screws to place this piece together.   Be careful because if you’re not holding the base the boards will spin during drilling.

 

Step Three

Now drill one hole on each side of the top end boards.  This is where you will eventually add wire to hang this piece.  You might have to touch up with sand paper after drilling.

 

 Step Four

It’s time to spray paint, do this outdoors because the paint smells awful and it dries faster. One coat is plenty; I used a gloss finish allowing for a pop factor that we can tone down with a little sand paper once it’s dry.
Sanding over the paint is a personal choice, I like a little of the under wood to show because it looks weathered.

 

Step Five

I used a double twisted wire that was left over from a farm project.  There is really no technique here other than put your muscle into it because working with wire can be difficult.

I recommend wearing gloves; this will give you a stronger grip to move the wire in the direction you desire.  You might want to scroll up to the first picture to see how I twisted mine; I love the twists and circular motion that wire offers.

Step Six

Finally I finished with burlap ribbon and green raffia using a staple gun; I love this technique.  You could finish this project so many different ways; the important thing is to have fun and get creative.

It’s been fun building with you, if you have any questions about this DIY please feel welcome to ask.

41 comments

  1. This is so perfect! Shared!

    1. Thanks! I had a blast making this one. -Carole

  2. Skye says:

    I love outdoor wall hangings that aren't the traditional wreath! Stumbling this to help more people see it. 🙂

    1. Awesome thanks – I agree I get tired of the traditional wreath too. -Carole

  3. Helen says:

    So cute and creative! I love the way it looks hanging on the brick.

    1. Thanks a bunch! It was fun to make – wood seems to be my thing. -Carole

  4. Love it! It is so cute and really very easy ~ I might be able to do it 🙂 Thanks

    1. Yep it is really easy to make this most difficult part would be the wire – Copper would easier to work with.
      Carole

  5. Love this! It looks super easy to make!

    1. So Glad you liked it – I had a blast making it and yes very easy and inexpensive! -Carole

  6. OH! WOW! you are just so creative! and this is so adorable, you shine! love if you share this on Fabulous Friday, unless you did already! Hugs Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-inspiring-features/

    1. Hello Maria – I did link up this morning while I was barely awake – LOL – I enjoy that Link up! Stop back by on Tuesday I've got a giveaway in conjunction with Tuesdays with a twist that I think you might like.
      -Carole

  7. The Egg Farm says:

    Looks great. I may make one if time permits. Thanks for posting at From the Farm Blog Hops. I get the best ideas there!

    1. Thanks for stopping by – I made this from our scrap wood pile which was great! That is a fun Link up!
      -Carole

  8. Very cute great idea! And it's a Pumpkin. The Fabulous Fall linky party is featuring pumpkins. Come by and join the party and your post will be entered in the give a way! Oh I am going to look for your Follow button! Nice to meet you!

    http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com/2014/10/fabulous-fall-linky-party.html

    1. I stopped by and linked up – thanks for the invite. This was a fun project! -Carole

  9. Trish Martin says:

    I love this. What an awesome idea.

    1. Glad you like it – I had a blast with this project.
      -Carole

  10. Thanks for linking your Fabulous project at the Fabulous Fall linky party! The party goes to the end of the month.
    We will feature Thanksgiving in November! Come back over and join the party anytime!
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

  11. Uwe says:

    This is a great idea !

    Thank you for hosting !

    Greetings from Germany

    Uwe

  12. JBArts says:

    These are simply adorable! I might have to make one for my door!! Great idea!!
    Jess
    http://www.liverandomlysimple.com

    1. glad you like it – Wait till you see what I'm doing for Christmas. Stop back tomorrow I'm giving away a different pumpkin project. -Carole

  13. This is a great project! Inspiring, attractive and simple enough I may give it a try. Thanks!

    1. You'll love this it's fun to make. I'm also have a Giveaway for wood pumpkins that started today. Check it out and enter to win one. Thanks for stopping by to share. -Carole

  14. Patti Estep says:

    Very cute and clever. Pinned

    1. Glad you liked it – I've got a pumpkin giveaway going on right now too – Hope you entered to win one. -Carole

  15. daisy g says:

    So clever! Love how you think outside the box! Thank you for sharing on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

    1. Thanks! I had fun with this project and wait till you see what I'm making for Christmas! -Carole

  16. Anonymous says:

    JDE
    WHAT A GREAT CREATION.YOU ARE SO CREATIVE AND CLEVER AND I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. CAN'T HARDLY WAIT TO SEE WHATS NEXT…………………..HUGS MOM

  17. Karen says:

    Love this! Your projects are so great and I really love this one. With a husband who does lots of woodworking, and 7 sons, I have never learned to use all those saws and drills and power tools, but sometimes I really just want to make something myself without asking for help to cut this or screw together that…I really need to learn soon so I can make some really cute things like you do! 🙂
    I hope you keep sharing your creations! Thanks for bringing it to Wake Up Wednesday!

    1. Glad you liked it – Get the hubby or one of your sons to teach you. You'll love it – My husband taught me and the hardest part was getting over the fear of hurting myself. Gloves and safety goggles helped. I have some fun stuff planned after I finish my quail sanctuary. Work first I guess. Thanks for stopping always nice to hear from you.
      -Carole

  18. Hello cute lady! Super cute. Pinned. We couldn't think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  19. JBArts says:

    Thanks for linking up this week to Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party!! Remember party starts again monday at 10pm to see who was picked for features and link up new content!
    If you follow me on Google+ I send out a reminder, and I try to follow everyone back that adds me 🙂
    There were so many inspiring links this week, hope you found a few that inspired you as well!
    Thanks again
    Jessica
    http://www.LiveRandomlySimple.com

  20. I LOVE your pumpkin wall hanging! Such a great idea. I'm visiting from Tweak it Tuesday. Congrats on the feature…you completely deserve it. I pinned this too. Have a great day! ~ Jamie

    1. Welcome Jamie -So glad you liked it, I had a blast making this one. Wait till you see what I'm doing for Christmas!
      -Carole

  21. Heidi Ramsey says:

    That's great, you did a great job. Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre hop – feel free to stop by Pint Size Farm or one of the other hosts to submit another this week!

    1. Hello Heidi – So glad you enjoyed this project. I had fun making it. See you tomorrow!
      -Carole

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